VIDEO: Intelligence unit involved in attack on Jaffna hunger strike - UNP

VIDEO: Intelligence unit involved in attack on Jaffna hunger strike - UNP

February 18, 2013   02:48 pm

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The United National Party today claimed that the military intelligence unit was involved in the recent attempt to disrupt the peaceful hunger strike organized by opposition parties in Jaffna.

A group of around 12 men had stormed in and attempted to attack those participating in the protest, however two of the intruders were caught by the protesters.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, several TNA MPs and other party leaders had attended the hunger strike, staged in Thelippalei against alleged illegal land grabbing in the North.

Two men who had acted in an aggressive manner were caught and handed over to police, however they were released within the short time with military involvement, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.

Who had ordered the release of these men, he inquired and demanded that if the government was not involved an immediate investigations should be conducted and they be arrested. If not the government cannot escape from the accusations over the incident, Attanayake said during a press conference today.

The UNP MP further stated that even information including photographs of the suspects was handed over to the police.

The Police Spokesman’s Office, when inquired if any investigation is being conducted over the incident, stated that no information has been reported yet.

However, Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya, when contacted by Ada Derana, stated that information regarding the matter can be disclosed only after an investigation. 


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